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David Letterman and Joaquin Phoenix reunited on The Late Show this week, 18 months after the infamous interview in which Joaquin acted like a bizarre version of Joaquin as part of the faux documentary about his life, I'm Still Here.

Letterman's question to him now: "So what do you have to say for yourself?"

"Well, thank you for letting me come on the show last time," Phoenix replied.

Dave and Joaquin

Joaquin, clean-shaven, returns to face the music.

I'm Still Here, Joaquin's elaborate piece of performance art, was summed up by Dave as such: "You know, I've always liked you ... and then, a year-and-a-half ago, you come out and, honestly, it's like you slipped and hit your head in the tub."

"And I knew immediately when you sat down, something ain't right, because if you're really the way you appeared to be... you don't go out."

Watch the clip of their exchange after the jump ...

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Anyone who saw Joaquin Phoenix on Letterman last year knew something strange was up with the actor, but he sold it so well, we weren't entirely sure what.

Casey Affleck confirms that Phoenix was just acting when filming the faux documentary I'm Still Here, which Affleck directed. And what a performance it was.

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Joaquin Phoenix promoting his rap career on The Late Show.

"It's a terrific performance, it's the performance of his career," Affleck tells The New York Times of Phoenix's partying, impromptu rapping and unkempt look.

"I never intended to trick anybody," adds Affleck, who never thought people would think I'm Still Here was serious. "The idea of a 'hoax' never entered my mind."

Guess Joaquin is just that good an actor.

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There really isn't much to say about Joaquin Phoenix's visit to The Late Show last night, other than that he may want to stop hanging out with Snoop Dogg.

Bearded, spaced out and wearing sunglasses indoors, Phoenix may or may not have known where he was at that moment, uttering barely decipherable, monosyllabic answers about his film Two Lovers and career in general.

Things got so awkward that in order to break the ice, David Letterman posed this to the actor: "What can you tell us about your days with the Unibomber?"

It got worse. When the topic inevitably turned to his fledgling music career - for which he is supposedly giving up acting - Phoenix confirmed that hip-hop was his genre of choice, a revelation that sparked laughter from the audience.

"That's a joke?" he (slowly) snapped, clearly upset by the crowd reaction. "What do you have them on? What do you gas them up with? Is this nitrous?"

[crickets]

At the end of the interminable interview, Letterman summed it up as best he could: "Well, Joaquin, I'm sorry you couldn't be here tonight." See below ...

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